The landscape photography training is aimed at photographers at all levels and is designed to help you get off automatic mode on the camera and move to manual mode and take full creative control.
The training course will cover- creative composition, apertures and shutter speeds, understanding how the digital cameras work, taking landscape photographs, lenses and focus, depth of field, ISO and resolution
- Exposure - The ability to capture the entire tonal range of a scene is the key to a good exposure. The dynamic (tonal) range of a digital camera is its ability to record dark to light tones
- Dynamic Range -The Dynamic range of a digital SLR is generally not capable of recording the full range of light and dark tones that our human eye can see. In terms of light stops our human eye can only see 24 stops. The top quality DSLR can record 12-15 stops.
- Filters -Using ND graduated filters can reduce the extreme contrast between dark and light tones in a photograph. The dark part of the filter balances the bright areas and the cameras exposure meter assesses the scene, capturing the full tonal range available and exposure for the foreground
- ISO is the sensitivity to light, the lower the ISO number, the cleaner looking your photo will be.
- Aperture - refers to how large or small the opening is through the lens.
- Shutter speed - is simply the amount of time (measured in seconds) that the camera’s shutter is helped open allowing light to hit the sensor to make an exposure
- Composition - Composition is a combination of subject matter and how you decide that subject matter should be arranged within the area of your picture.
- Rule of Thirds - the rule of thirds teaches you to split your picture into thirds vertically and horizontally – where these imaginary lines cross or lay is often the best place for your subject.
Which lenses to use for landscape photography
- Using Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography - a photo of a mountain scene, mountain peaks that appear distant in a wide-angle photo become much more prominent in a photo taken with a telephoto lens
- Wide Angle Lens for Landscape Photography - you have more depth of field at any given aperture setting and camera to subject distance than telephotos. It is simple to stop down and obtain front to back sharpness
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